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FDA Announces Diagnostic Testing Measures

FDA has announced it is taking steps to ensure that certain diagnostic tests are accurate, consistent and reliable. The Agency is first issuing a final guidance on the development, review and approval or clearance of companion diagnostics, which are commonly used to detect certain types of gene-based cancers. Second, it will publish a risk-based oversight […]
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Pharma Report Predicts Trillion Dollar Global Industry by 2020

By Colin McMahon. EvalutePharma’s seventh edition of its World Preview documents that worldwide prescription drug sales forecast will exceed the one trillion dollar mark by 2020. The company bases this estimate on the growing compound annual growth rate (CAGR) that the pharmaceutical industry is currently enjoying. It predicts that CAGR will continue to grow through […]
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UK Strengthens Drive to Tackle Dementia

The UK government pledged late last year that it would double funding for dementia research by 2025 (from £66m [US$112m] in 2015 to £122m [US$207m]), but today Prime Minister David Cameron spoke on the subject again in light of expert warnings that little progress is being made. At the first legacy event of the G8 […]
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Increase of Biosimilars Will Have “Negative Impact”

A new report from GlobalData states that the increase of biosimilars will have a negative impact on the biologics market after 2019. The report cites patent expirations of branded biologics and regulatory clarification as reasons for the prediction that biosimilars will capture the market share after 2019.
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EU Blocks Further Limits on Human Embryo Research, Backlash Hits

By Peter O’ Donnell, Applied Clinical Trials. A European bid to impose additional limits on research involving human embryos has been defeated. European Union officials decided last week (May 28) that there was no need to introduce new legislation in this area, since it is already regulated, and the existing policy received endorsement from the […]
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